Fears of further violence in Egypt after opposition claims widespread fraud in referendum that approved Islamist-backed constitution

Fears of further violence in Egypt after opposition claims widespread fraud in referendum that approved Islamist-backed constitutionMulsim Brotherhood say constitution got backing of 64 per cent of votersBut National Salvation Front say 'irregularities' should be investigatedOpposition group voters stayed away due to fears of electoral abuse | UPDATED: 18:59 GMT, 23 December 2012 Egypt's opposition claimed widespread fraud after a referendum gave approval to an Islamist-backed constitution. The constitution, which has provoked large scale demonstrations and riots, got the backing of 64 per cent of voters it was claimed today by the Muslim Brotherhood, the main group backing the charter

Ireland to legalise abortion: Terminations will be allowed if a woman feels "suicidal"

Ireland to LEGALISE abortion: Terminations will be allowed if a woman feels 'suicidal'Legislation comes after dentist died from septicaemia after her miscarriage | UPDATED: 22:35 GMT, 18 December 2012 Tragic: Savita Halappanavar died after Irish surgeons refused to remove her miscarrying baby on grounds it is a Catholic country Ireland is to legalise some abortions after the death of a pregnant woman who was refused a termination. It was announced yesterday that the Dublin government would legislate to decriminalise abortion if the mother’s life was at risk

Newtown school shooting: Obama"s tears won"t stop the slaughter

Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 09:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S

Obama"s tears won"t

Obama's tears won't stop the slaughter | UPDATED: 22:40 GMT, 16 December 2012 The latest firearm atrocity in America — 20 small children and six adults shot to death by a suicidal 20-year-old ‘loner’, Adam Lanza — is attended by the usual hand-wringing debate about gun control. Those who seek new restraints — particularly on automatic, rapid-firing weapons — say: ‘If not now, when’ But those against gun control quote the 2nd Amendment of the U.S.

Egypt"s Muslim-led assembly votes for draft constitution based on Islamic law as Christians and liberals boycott meeting

Egypt's Muslim-led assembly votes for draft constitution based on Islamic law as Christians and liberals boycott meetingEgypt's Muslim dominated assembly hurriedly approved a draft constitution that will retain the principles of Islamic law as the main source of legislationLiberal, leftist and Christian assembly members had withdrawn in protestCritics fear the draft charter could lead to legislation being overseen by Islamic clericsDocument is expected to be put to a nationwide referendum within the next 30 days | UPDATED: 15:55 GMT, 30 November 2012 Egypt's Muslim-led assembly has raced through approval of a new draft constitution without the participation of liberal and Christian members. Critics fear the move, which saw the assembly vote unanimously to retain the principles of Islamic law as the main source of legislation, could lead to restrictions on women's rights and freedom of speech.